Wednesday 22 May 2019

Luther to get a remake in India

The crime thriller is one of BBC Studios’ top exports.

Luther star Idris Elba (Ian West/PA)
Luther star Idris Elba (Ian West/PA)

By Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

BBC One crime thriller Luther is getting a remake – in India.

The new version of the popular drama, which starred Idris Elba as the haunted rogue detective, does not yet have a name.

Luther is one of BBC Studios’ top exports, with the UK version snapped up around the world.

The Indian remake will be the second Asian version of Luther following Less Than Evil, screened in South Korea.

Sameer Nair, chief executive officer of Applause Entertainment, which is developing and producing the TV drama, said: “The original Luther has a tremendous international following, and we believe that an Indian version will work very well in our region.”

The finale of the fifth series of Luther attracted more than four million viewers in the UK.

Press Association

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